Browsing All Posts filed under »letting go«

life advice from dead people: F. Scott Fitzgerald

August 1, 2007

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Hey, some of them were pretty smart, for dead people. Take F.Scott Fitzgerald here: he wrote what many consider to be the Great American Novel (everyone who doesn’t consider it to be Huck Finn, that is). And he also wrote these very wise little precepts for his daughter, which I borrowed from One Little Detail’s […]

a little motivational mood music

July 31, 2007

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Because sometimes you just need Elvis to give you a little bit of a kick in the ass. And here he is! Hail the King! No lyrics this time, because quite frankly they’re not the best thing about this song. Man, that was another age: a sexist, hound-doggin’ age. But Elvis is still The King! […]

quiz: do you worry too much?

July 18, 2007

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Your Worry Factor is 43% While you’re not a worrywart, you worry more than you should. Maybe you don’t have enough to keep your mind occupied at times… Or perhaps you’ve trapped yourself into some bad thinking patterns. Try to worry less and enjoy life more. There’s no point thinking about things you can’t change! […]

site-specific stress

July 9, 2007

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Now, this is interesting…but also a bit of a well duh. According to a study released by the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford, sites that load slowly and are hard to navigate caused classic signs of stress including sweating and an increase in heart rate. Now, theoretically this means you could get your aerobic […]

workaholic? moi?

July 6, 2007

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Who’s a workaholic? It certainly wouldn’t be me, nor you…would it? Ha! Remember the Eighties, where you were supposed to be a proud workaholic, in your little blue suit and tie? That was back before we got lives. Or brains, I think. Now it’s more fashionable to have a balanced life, and thank god for […]

podcast: a map of awakening: the five spiritual faculties

July 3, 2007

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These are the five Buddhist spiritual precepts, explained and expanded upon by Diana Winston, from the excellent collection at DharmaSeed. These principles, as with much of Buddhist practice, can be used by anyone, Buddhist or not. These are paradigms that are universal: you can look at your life, analyze it according to these principles, and […]

take a hike

June 25, 2007

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Stuck in a rut and can’t think your way out? Sometimes the least intellectual route is the most productive one, and when it comes to the ability of moderate exercise to stimulate the brain, the results are in. Hey, we knew this before we invented Science, really. It’s one reason that pilgrimages were so essential […]

m.f.k. fisher on practicality

June 22, 2007

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There are times when helpful hints about turning off the gas when not in use are foolish, because the gas has been turned off permanently, or until you can pay the bill. And you don’t care about knowing the trick of keeping bread fresh by putting a cut apple in the box because you don’t […]

manifestation, intentionality, and evolution: the cybergypsy speaks!

June 20, 2007

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Yesterday I told you about Digital Divide and the laptop they donated to the rtr project (that would be this blog, the wiki, the classes, and all suchlike empowering activities). Today I’d like to put that in perspective and talk about what it means in the context of the universe and all of the esoteric […]

dance to inspire, inspire to dance

June 18, 2007

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This is a great video about how to just get over the rules and restrictions we put on ourselves and enjoy the simple pleasure of dance. It’s both literal and metaphorical, and the vid is studded with inspirational quotes, well worth the watching. Video over the jump, as always. :: :: :: :: :: :: […]

Carlos Casteneda on following your path

June 12, 2007

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A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart and follows it; and then he looks and rejoices and laughs; and then he sees and knows. He knows that his life will be over altogether too soon; he knows that he, as well as everybody else, is not going anywhere; he knows, because he sees, […]